Optimal’s mission is to help students make informed decisions about their education by providing transparent, data-driven, and user-focused products. We embrace a culture of growth, experimentation, and creativity. Our small and agile team allows all members to exercise great responsibility and freedom, allowing each person to have a measurable impact on our business and experience continual growth.
Note: Optimal was formerly known as SR Education Group until January of 2020, when the company rebranded.
Our Content Editor will edit SEO-optimized content for our education-focused websites, including resource guides, blog posts, and articles. The Content Editor will primarily be responsible for editing and optimizing content, but responsibilities also include writing, publishing content through our proprietary content management system (CMS), evaluating analytics to adjust content as needed, and otherwise supporting Content Managers and Product Content Managers. An ideal candidate will have prior experience with developing content, following editorial guidelines when creating content, providing guidelines and feedback to writers, and keeping abreast of the latest SEO techniques. Selected incumbent will consider content from a holistic standpoint—systems, platforms, and channels—to create a unified user experience. This position will be flexible; hours can vary as needed and work can be done remotely. However, employees must be available during normal business hours (PST) for weekly team meetings, monthly company meetings, when training for new projects, or when otherwise requested by their managers (with notice given). This role will report to a designated Content Manager.
Specific Responsibilities & Key Deliverables:
Experience & Competencies Required for Success:
Writing Sample Required: Please provide a link to your online portfolio or upload writing sample documents with your application.
Title: Content Editor
Position Type: Full-time
Classification: Non-Exempt (32-40 hrs/week)
Pay: $23-$26/hr DOE
Location: Fully remote. Note that this position is for Washington residents only.
Our waterfront office is actually located in downtown, historic Kirkland, WA. Prior to COVID we kept our kitchen fully stocked and had ping pong and pool tables, a growing board game collection, and a troop of quirky office dogs. We have been working remotely during COVID but continue to find ways to support one another and connect while working from home and we have opened up the Writer/Editor positions to be fully remote, anywhere in Washington state, even if/when the rest of the office returns. We hope you’ll consider joining us and being a part of our team at Optimal.